I read about this campground on a Facebook post and everyone that had stayed here loved it. We decided to give it a try. We were easily able to make short notice reservations. Even added an additional day after we had been here a couple days without a problem. As another review said, I think it's because the lake level is too low to swim or launch a boat here.
We stayed in an RV. While some sites are better than others, there really aren't any bad sites here. We had full hookups. I think about half the park does. All the sites are nicely spaced apart and we didn't feel cramped at all. There are many large sites.
The campground is very clean and well maintained and all the roads are easy to navigate.
There are a lot of cool places to see that aren't to far from here, so it makes a good place to stay to go exploring.
We will definitely stay here again.
Taidnapam is a great place to bring your kids. There are some great spots to camp on both sides. The bathrooms are kept clean and super warm in the winter. The camp hosts are always very kind and drive by to offer firewood. My kids think it is the best place. They can ride their bikes, play at the park, and see lots of wildlife. Our only complaint would be the water levels being low. The swimming area is non existent.
This campground is a strange hidden gem - stick with me through the downsides. Taidnapam is on Riffe Lake, which is created by a dam and as of about 2013 the water levels have been permanently lowered by 30-ish feet. This is bad news for people who only went there for boating and fishing and swimming in the swim area but for some of us it's actually good news.
The campground is slower than it used to be during the summer months due to the lowered water levels - but that means you can often still get a reservation at the last minute, especially for the walk-in tent sites (which is what we use). We have camped for three years now at the walk-in tent sites and it's a bit tougher to access the water but you definitely can still find plenty of places to get in or take a kayak down to the water. There's also lots of fun areas around the edge of the lake to explore that used to be under water - making for interested hiking.
We love this campground to go to with kids - the walk-in tent sites are great and the water is so shallow now for quite a ways out so the kids can play in the water and the sand/mud along the edge of the lake. There are so many nooks and crannies around the edge of the lake to explore with the kids - and we used an inflatable kayak while there to go across the lake. They also have a scavenger hunt of items hidden around the campground that you can do with your kids (or if they are a bit older they can do on their own) and a playground.
This is a great spot to explore some pacific NW beauty. The site features an assortment of camping spots, from tent to full RV hook up. Though the site is clean, and has ample hiking and recreation choices, there were quite a few small children here with their families. We had a ball singing and exploring though the park was quite busy and loud. Not a problem at all as long as you know this Park is mostly families. lots of great places nearby and the jaunt out to Finn Cidery is a must. A great drive to nearby Kingston in search of Bald Eagles was a success as we saw two in the trees near the bay. Wonderful people all around but we were camping during World Cup and lots of Europeans on holiday made some games a bit more colorful than usual. if you want silent serenity, this is not your spot during busy season. want some fun and a great place to set as base camp? this is a good spot.
Decent coin op showers. Nice walk in tent sites. Nice RV sites. Decent playground. Fishing bridge just a short walk. There's no store or anything. Can buy firewood nearby. Flush toilets. Cleaned regularly.